If you want a calm but fun time for your family, consider Bald Head Island in Brunswick County, part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. This barrier island is at the Atlantic Ocean’s edge at North Carolina’s southeastern tip where the ocean meets the Cape Fear River. Only accessible by ferry from nearby Southport, you will find few cars on the island and will see that travel is mostly done by modified electric golf carts.
The tiny Village of Bald Head Island had a population of only 158 at the 2010 census, and the estimate for 2016 was only 175. Its total area is 5.8 square miles with 3.9 square miles of land and 1.9 square miles of water.
Catering to tourists who appreciate its serenity and picturesque nature, you can browse through many vacation rentals Bald Head Island and choose from an intriguing selection of beach houses, villas, apartments, lake houses, condos, log cabins, farm houses, and chalets. You are sure to find a location that will fulfill your desires as to where to stay at this beautiful and unique destination and one that will fit into your budget.
There are 14 miles of beaches, a chance to canoe through the marshes or hike through the maritime forests to spot deer and exotic birds.
Bald Head Island Conservancy
This island is recognized nationally for its sea turtle nesting activity, preservation, conservation, and education. The Conservancy is a non-profit organization that also gives nature education classes to kids and allows viewers to sign up for a nightime adventure to see a turtle lay her eggs or see baby turtles crawl to the sea after hatching.
Bald Head Island Marina with “Old Baldy” lighthouse and Smith Island Museum of History
The out-of-service lighthouse is the oldest still standing in the entire state, having been constructed in 1817 at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Climb to the top of the lighthouse for a magnificent
view. The museum traces local maritime history in a recreated lighthouse keeper’s cottage from the 1850s.
Seabreeze Rentals specializes in vacation rentals on the exclusive Bald Head Island. You can select one that provides picturesque views of the ocean, maritime forest, or championship golf course at the Country Club, where a temporary available membership also includes being able to enjoy its restaurants, lounge, tennis and croquet courts, and a children’s playground.